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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Agriculture Supply Chain Solutions out of 304
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 304 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 agriculture supply chain solutions that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 199 agriculture supply chain solutions, get in touch.
trellis-AI optimizes Agri Supply Chains through Artificial Intelligence
Agriculture is one of the primary industries for many economies. Considering arable land and the ideal climatic conditions, countries export or import their agro products. That is why agricultural supply chains play a pivotal role in the production, movement, and distribution of agro products. This is where Artificial Intelligence algorithms enable farmers to monitor and control the output of farmlands, optimize sourcing strategies, and deploy the right number of vehicles and routes for logistics operations.
The US-based startup trellis-AI leverages AI to enable the optimization of agricultural supply chains. The startup uses real-time predictions for field treatments, irrigation, harvest timing, and supplement spraying in order to optimize the sourcing requirements in agriculture. Moreover, the platform considers crop status, manufacturing and storage capacity, timing goals, quantities, and recommends how many trucks to send to each field.
AgriChain builds a Platform to Connect Farmers with Logistics Companies
In many emerging nations, agriculture still is unorganized and has multiple layers of intermediaries at different stages in the supply chain. This makes it difficult for farmers to reap enough profits. Logistics automation is one way to eliminate fluctuating logistics costs for farmers thereby limiting their losses to a certain extent. To this end, startups develop solutions that assist farmers with logistics services to extract maximum value for the harvest.
Australian startup AgriChain builds a simple-to-use, secure, independent platform that connects and transfers information between supply chain participants. Additionally, the startup enables end-to-end visibility by combining user-friendly software for farming, logistics services, and market destinations. Through this process, AgriChain improves overall productivity, increases visibility, manages stock, automates freight orders, and eliminates manual paperwork.
AgriLedger enables Transparency through Blockchain Technology
The lack of traceability means tracking and recalling specific contaminated products throughout the supply chain is near impossible. Blockchain technology, however, provides the necessary traceability in terms of product quality making it simpler to recall product batches if needed. Leveraging decentralized ledgers keeps track of all products from farm-to-table. Startups leverage decentralized ledgers to develop agritech solutions that ensure real-time access to all information related to crops.
British startup AgriLedger develops a decentralized blockchain ledger that enables transparency in agricultural transactions. All key stakeholders have real-time access to information relating to the quality of the product at each stage of the value chain thereby enabling traceability. Further, farmers use this digitized ledger for better record keeping and proof of income.
Temphawk is an Internet of Things (IoT) Sensor System that tracks Perishable Goods
Most fruits and vegetables have a limited shelf life and considering the time it takes for them to go from farm-to-table. This is why cold chain logistics plays a vital role in agriculture supply chains. Internet of Things sensors embedded in container trucks track and monitor the temperature and humidity thus ensuring good quality of products even though some of them are perishable in nature. Hence startups develop IoT solutions for managing logistics operations of perishable products.
Taiwanese startup FOX TECH CO creates Temphawk, a sensor system to monitor and track the movement of perishable goods from farm-to-table. The startup’s system tracks temperature and humidity and records data every 10 minutes thereby giving near real-time updates via a smartphone application. By combining this sensor data and data analytics, the startup reduces quality loss in agriculture supply chains while a management portal allows users to track all cold chain requirements and dashboards to make informed decisions.
Vesatogo Innovations creates an Agri Logistics Platform
Some farmers cultivate several crops and deal with multiple intermediaries to ensure that the product reaches the end consumer without delay. Layers of intermediaries cause wastage and this is avoided when all facets of the supply chain are integrated into one platform. Novel solutions such as simple smartphone applications enable farmers to book vehicles, select routes and delivery times. As a result, farmers are able to sell their products to consumers in a much easier fashion and optimize the supply chain themselves.
Indian startup Vesatogo Innovations creates a platform that improves the efficiency of existing logistics operations. The startup’s smartphone app aids farmers by giving them a comprehensive list of all the available resources in their vicinity to ensure the on-time delivery of products. Additionally, the application allows for a simple booking of vehicles that eliminates the hassle of coordinating for delivery over phone calls. Additionally, users reroute vehicles through the dashboard dynamically thereby improving vehicle utilization.
Discover More AgriTech Startups
AgriTech startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on precision farming, smart farming, irrigation as well as land utilization. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing agriculture, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more AgriTech technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Agriculture Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.